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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys! Just wanted to see your opinions.. Wet Skim vs. Dry Skim. Pros and cons of each, what you prefer, and anything else you wanna say. GO!
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I think it's broken in! :beer: :wavey: That's 5 days of skimmate accumulation on my Reef Octopus 202-s This is the first time I've ever actually gagged and had to hold my breath while cleaning a collection cup; my RO 110 sss pulls some nasty skimmate, but the stench just doesn't compare to...
  3. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello everyone, I have had a Tunze 9004 skimmer on my tank for about two months. Initially I expected some fine tuning and I have noticed it is very susceptible to water level as its a surface skimmer. I think I have it dialed in as it's producing a small amount of skimmate. My question is...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all. Bought a microscope recently to look at a new level of my reef tank. Put a drop of skimmate on a slide and was surprised to see the swarm of single-celled animals resembling rice grains scurrying about (45x). These are not seen in tank, refugium or sump water to any concentration...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I have a problem with all of the skimmers i put in my tank. Iv tried a reef octopus nwb110 and now a vertex omega 150. Both skimmers never held a consistent foam head and never really pulled much. My tank is 72g with a 20g sump. Nitrates are 40ppm and phosphates are 0.04 on Hanna checker. I feed...
  6. Reefing Equipment
    Is this considered good skimming for a week's worth of skimming? Note, the skimmate has the consistency of slightly gelled liquid in that it still pours like a liquid bit jiggles like jello inside a container. When this picture was taken, the water level was almost all the way to the top of...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    so i wanted to get another tank for a remote dab/refugium.. and i wanted to do it a zero cost(christmas is around the corner and i need money to buy gifts for myself:lol:) so i asked my neighbour who loves my tank to sponsor me one and he said he would do it if i did something stupid(this guy...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    About to pull the trigger on this. Before I do... Any thoughts on this? 100 gallon twv, heavy stock.
  9. Marine Depot
    Show us your skimmate! Post a photo of your skimmate in the comments below. Let's see who's got the nastiest collection cup!!! (pictured here: Aquamaxx Aquariums ConeS CO-1 Protein Skimmer)
  10. Marine Depot
    Matt reviews the popular Innovative Marine SkimMate MidSize Nano Protein Skimmer on our blog today and explains how he got rid of a stubborn micro bubble problem. READ: Innovative Marine SkimMate MidSize Nano Protein Skimmer Product Review MORE MARINE DEPOT NEWS 10 New Year's...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Okay guys, its time to compare skimmate! If you think you have the nastiest picture of skimmate post it here! I'll start with a single days worth of skimmate, I skim a little on the wet side....but heres the pic. :banana:
  12. Skimmers & other filtration
    I have a coralvue reef octopus nwb 200 it use to produce brown cloudy tea colored skimmate but now its more green in color I understand this can be due to an increase in algae in the tank but could that increase be caused by adding seaweed foods for my tank which was a recent addition to a...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    TRT, Well, I got this new Reef Octopus skimmer and the model is in the title. Well my concerns with the skimmer is that it is not meeting my expectations. Before I purchased this skimmer, I looked into insight of how good it really is. Well, I got a lot of good positive feed back. I went ahead...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    And we think it stinks when our skimmers overflow... what happens when the ocean produces skimmate in your town? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/25/sea-foam-engulfs-village-aberdeen-scotland-footdee_n_1912376.html Great Nog Shots!
  15. Skimmers & other filtration
    OK, the skimmer thread has been slow... so show me you NOG! <img src="http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/files/2/7/2/8/8/imag2385.jpg" alt="Imag2385" /> <img src="http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/files/2/7/2/8/8/imag1271.jpg" alt="Imag1271" />
  16. Dosing and reactor equipment
    Just installed a BRS dual reactor. Been running for about 4 weeks now. Up until today I didn't really notice much difference or benefit. all my test levels are coming same as last few weeks Skimmer is a vertexIN80..kinda under rated...i know but question is since running the BRS dual reactor...
  17. Margaritaville
    Anyone ever try to take the skimmer scum and fertilize a plant with it? Does it contain salt?
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hey everyone! I recently purchased a new skimmer (octopus BH-2000 HOT). First few days it was working nice, now I notice less chunky, brown skimmate and more of a almost neon green skimmate. I was wondering if this might be normal break in and what the neon green skimmate might be- algae? It has...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    so i need docs help now with my skimmer:worm:....lol i can hear him yelling at me now. its been 1 week of perfect params and yet im not pulling skimmate like i use to. i get maybe 1/4 cup a night. but not this morning there wasnt nothing in it. maybe my bio load is way too small. regal tang 2...
  20. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    I have a Sealife SeaStorm 150 skimmer on my 90g. It has been up and going now for about 6 months or so now. The question I have is about the amount of skimmate it should be producing. It just got to the point where I could run the airline wide open without overflowing the cup probably 1-2 months...
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